#SDGbergen23: Financing the SDGs: Creating an alliance for a UN Tax Convention

08.02.23 15:30 - 17:00
Forum for utvikling og miljø og Kirkens Nødhjelp

The seminar is part of the SDG conference Bergen: www.uib.no/en/sdgconference.

Join the seminar here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84643246906


Lack of financing for development remains one of the largest obstacles for meeting the SDGs by 2030. At the same time, countries lose billions of dollars in tax yearly due to global tax abuse. This affects all countries, but it hits developing countries the hardest.

At the 77th UN General Assembly, African countries ensured the unanimous adoption of a historic resolution, strengthening cooperation in international tax matters and kicking off possible first steps towards a UN Tax Convention and a UN Tax Body.

This would mean both a great shift of power in global tax governance away from the OECD to the UN, and not the least billions of dollars in increased revenue for governments. However, there are still great challenges ahead.

In this event, we invite international civil society and governments to explore how the international tax community can push for tax justice at the UN.

What are the next steps for the Africa group and the supporters of the resolution to mobilize support for a specific treaty proposal?

What are the barriers for reform of the international tax system? How can we build an alliance for a UN Tax Convention?

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